Alexander F. “Alex” Nesaw Jr., 90, of Ginter died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley. He was born Aug. 28, 1922 at Atlantic, RD Houtzdale, a son of the late Alexander and Julia M. (Carlens) Nesaw.
He was a 1941 graduate of the Madera High School. He was a parishioner of the First United Methodist Church, Houtzdale.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded five bronze stars. He served with the 473rd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion as a radioman in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and central Europe.
He retired in 1980 from Transport Motor Express of Pittsburgh after 34 years as a semi tractor-trailer driver.
He was a member of the Stephen Kandrach VFW Post 6321, Janesville, where he was a past commander for four years. He held various other offices. He was a member of the American Legion Freeberg Post #591, Houtzdale.
He was a member of the Pleasant Hills-Guthrie Lodge #509 F&AM, Pleasant Hills since 1959; he was 32nd degree Rite Mason.
He was a member of the Jaffa Mosque, Altoona, where he was a greeter, and a member of the Teamster Local #249 since 1949.
On May 2, 1942, in Winchester, VA, he married his childhood sweetheart, Bette M. (Capatch) Nesaw. She preceded him in death June 26, 2012.
He’s survived by a son, Douglas Nesaw and his wife, Florence of Sewickley; a daughter, Joyce Nesaw and her fiancé, Steve Stapel of Sewickley; and a daughter-in-law, Anita Nesaw of Glenshaw.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Radzyminsky of Lancaster, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Gary Francis Nesaw on Aug. 20, 2004.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Friends will be received from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at the Kruise Funeral Home Inc., Ramey.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Ford officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded at the funeral home following the services by the Stephen Kandrach VFW and the Houtzdale American Legion.
Entombment will be in Mount Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw.
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 811 Clara St., Houtzdale, PA 16651.
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